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Health and safety fines bulletin: 18 July 2018

A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents. For further information on any of these matters please contact Andrew Sanderson or Elliott Kenton of our Health and Safety Group.

Health and safety fines

In decreasing fine order

Company fined after worker dies following crush injury

Injury:  Death
Fine: £600,000
Entity: W E Rawson Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £20,165.09
Source:  HSE, 4 July 2018


Worker injured after being struck by fencing panels

Injury:  Broken left shoulder, fractured vertebrae in neck, two broken ribs, contusions to lungs, and soft tissue damage to face.
Fine: £260,000
Entity: Blok N Mesh Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) and Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,177.30
Source:  HSE, 9 July 2018


Speciality Gas company fined after employee overcome by fumes

Injury:  Employee was overcome by vapour whilst disposing of redundant gas bottles
Fine: £160,000
Entity: Air Liquide (UK) Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £22,611.60
Source:  HSE, 6 July 2018


Manufacturing company fined after worker suffers crush injuries

Injury:  Fractures to knee cap and 14 ribs.
Fine: £82,000
Entity: Bartram Manufacturing Limited
Legislation: Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £1,804.40 and victim surcharge of £170.
Source:  HSE, 6 July 2018


Walsall metal finishing company fined after worker suffers multiple fractures

Injury:  Multiple fractures to leg
Fine: £24,000
Entity: Anochrome Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £3,775.72
Source:  HSE, 13 June 2018


Company fined after workers suffer serious leg injuries

Injury:  Employees suffered serious injuries to their lower limbs, one sustaining a broken tibia and fibular to both legs, and the other a broken tibia and fibular to left leg and extensive nerve and tissue damage
Fine: £14,000
Entity: Redhall Engineering Services Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £2,687.00
Source:  HSE, 27 June 2018

A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents. For further information on any of these matters please contact Andrew Sanderson or Elliott Kenton of our Health and Safety Group.